Preemptive Strike

PolyGram ‎– 570 868

LP, Compilation, Test Pressing

Late 1997

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Generic PolyGram labels, pressed by Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp. and mastered at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs by Rick Essig.

This TP is for the first disc.

FFRR ‎– 314 540 867-1

2LP, Compilation, Ltd. Edition

1998 Jan. 13

Design: Phil Frost

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Supposed to be limited to 20k copies and only available in the USA at that time, it was actually repressed and reissued a number of times.

Original pressings were cut by Rick Essig at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Lab.

FFRR ‎– 314 540 867-1

2LP, Compilation, Ltd. Edition, Reissue

Late 2000s

Design: Phil frost

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Repressed in the late 2000s, it looks exactly like the original pressing, up to the limited edition hype sticker.

The only way to make a difference is down to the Ⓤ in the dead wax showing that it is a  United Record Pressing.

FFRR

Cassette, Compilation, Advance

1997

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Printed sleeve, stickers affixed to both sides.

 

Sent to a variety of radios and selected medias in the US prior to the official release.

FFRR ‎– 314 540 867-4

Cassette, Compilation

1998 Feb. 1

Design: Phil Frost

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Tape street release, actually quite hard to come by.

FFRR ‎– Prcd 7695-2

CD, Compilation, Promo

1997

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Stickered jewel case, no insert.

FFRR ‎– 314 540 867-2

CD, Compilation + CD, Mixed

1998 Jan. 27

Design: Phil Frost

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First run of the CD version with the extra "Camel Bobsled Race (Q-Bert Mix)" on disc 2.

FFRR ‎– 314 540 867-2

CD, Compilation, Repress

??

Design: Phil Frost

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As of 2020, 3 represses are known to exist with 1 CD only. Only the original run came with a 2nd disc.

Version 1: made by Sony DADC

Version 2: made by PMDC, USA

Version 3: made by UML, USA

Toy's Factory ‎– PRT-847

CD, Compilation, Promo

1998

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Issued in a super jewel case with a folded insert.

Includes 2 bonus tracks for Japan only:

"The Number song (Cut Chemist Party Mix)" and "Painkiller (Kill The Pain Remix)".

Toy's Factory ‎– TFCK-87954

CD, Compilation

1998 Jul. 23

Design: Phil Frost

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Released in a mini-LP gatefold sleeve together with an obi and a folded paper insert. Phil Frost remixed his own design for this Japanese permutation.

Includes 2 bonus tracks for Japan only:

"The Number song (Cut Chemist Party Mix)" and  "Painkiller (Kill The Pain Remix)".

This record is dedicated to the memory of Paul Ballenger.

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